ERIC Number: ED355483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Using Graphic Organizers in Content Area Subjects.
A study compared test scores of students instructed to use graphic organizers while reading social studies content material with those of students not using the strategy. Subjects, students in two fourth-grade classes in a primarily middle class, suburban community, studied two chapters from a social studies textbook and completed chapter tests (provided by the textbook authors) as pre- and posttests. One class served as the control group and followed the teacher's manual with the reading of the text and discussion of important points. The other class read the same chapters, but completed teacher-constructed graphic organizers after receiving instruction on how to use and read them. Results indicated that despite scoring well below the control group on the pretest, the experimental group made a significant improvement as a result of instruction and scored higher than the control group on the posttest. (Three tables of data are included; eight teacher-constructed graphic organizers, and two appendixes of data are attached.) (Contains 26 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.